Professor at University Paris Descartes and was Professor of Anatomy before becoming Professor of Digestive Surgery and the Head of the Department of Digestive Pathology at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris, France.
In 1992 he created this inter-disciplinary department by integrating gastroenterologists, endoscopists and surgeons specialized in treating patients with digestive diseases. This department has become world renowned in multi-disciplinary disease management that focused on treating patients with complex gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary diseases. He is the president of the French Society of Endoscopic Surgery (SFCE). He is a current member of the University National Council (CNU).
He was at the forefront of laparoscopy in the end-1980s and with Pr Guy Vallancien helped to create the European School of Surgery in Paris which is dedicated to training surgeons in laparoscopy. He is the author or coauthor of more than 325 publications including 180 original articles. He has given over 750 presentations or lectures in his career and has published 110 videos on laparoscopic techniques.